Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 02, 2014

DCMW Special Education Event

DCMW Special Education Event – SPCO Concert Oct. 2 – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Join us for an evening of music at the Ordway with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The evening will begin at the SPCO Gathering Space two blocks from the Ordway where we will enjoy gathering with fellow alums, a light dinner, and an informative talk by Kyu-Young Kim, Principal Second Violin and Senior Director of Artistic Planning for the SPCO. We will proceed to the Ordway, a short walk away, to enjoy the performance by the SPCO.

Date:  Thursday, October 2

Time:  5:45-6:30  socializing and light dinner
6:30-7:10  speaker
7:30  concert at the Ordway

Location for reception/speaker:  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
The Historic Hamm Building, Third Floor
408 Saint Peter Street
St Paul, MN 55102
Location for concert: The Ordway, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, 55102

Cost:  $35/person.   Please pay online on the DCMW website athttp://midwest.dartmouth.org/s/1353/clubs-classes-interior.aspx?sid=1353&gid=231&pgid=3107 , select Other Payments and indicate what the payment is for.   You may also send a check payable to DCMW c/o David Ellingrud, 2300 Vernon Circle, Minnetonka, MN  55305.   (If you send a check please let Margaret know so we can reserve your spot.)

DEADLINE:  September 20.   Tickets are limited so please purchase your tickets quickly to ensure your attendance. 

Questions:  Margaret Vergeyle, mvergeyle@msn.com952-250-1118

About the concert:

Heralded as “one of the great Sibelians of our day,” (The Telegraph) conductor John Storgårds leads from the podium in his debut performance with the SPCO, which opens with Sibelius’s stately Pelléas and Mélisande. Baiba Skride, also making her SPCO debut with Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Violin Concerto, has been praised for playing with “panache and with a release of wonders of emotion, subtlety and virtuosity” (Ouest France). The program closes with Beethoven’s unyieldingly powerful Fifth Symphony.

About the speaker:

Kyu-Young Kim, Principal Second Violin of the SPCO as well as the orchestra’s Senior Director of Artistic Planning, is one of the most versatile and accomplished violinists of his generation. His appointment as the SPCO’s head of artistic planning marks the first time an SPCO musician has served in a senior management role. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “flawless musical and technical command”, Kim has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia, performing in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Seoul Arts Center, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), and the Beethoven-Haus (Bonn). As a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, winners of the Grand Prize at the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition, he performed in many of the major halls of Europe, including the Musikverein (Vienna), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Philharmonie (Cologne), the Cité de la Musique (Paris), the Mozarteum (Salzburg), the Festpielhaus (Baden-Baden), and the Megaron (Athens), and was a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Two Program. He has also served as guest concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and was a member of both the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Kim has received degrees from the Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has studied with Donald Weilerstein, Robert Mann, Jaime Laredo, Yumi Scott and Shirley Givens.

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Club Update

High School Book Awards Program

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient in person.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes. Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81
Book Awards Chair

Class of 2018 Admissions Interviewing

The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth again received more than 23,000 applications and, while processing is not quite finished, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota.

Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum. And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted.

In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website.  Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions.

Dennis Ryan recognized by Alumni Council
Each May brings the end to the term of one of the three councilors representing the Club Officer's association and this year sees us bid farewell to Dennis Ryan. Dennis has served both the COA and the Council tirelessly and in great manner for many years, and his contributions have made both organizations much stronger - usually without any heraldry or fanfare. We owe Dennis many thanks and offer him sincere good wishes for the future.
-- From the Alumni Council newsletter